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Coronavirus cases in Greece skyrocket to 21,657; geographic distribution

Daily coronavirus cases broke another record on Tuesday and skyrocketed to 21,657, an unprecedented number of daily infections since the begin of the pandemic. In Attica alone a total of 9,882 infections were confirmed in past 24 hours, while the total number in the country on Monday was 9,284.

Health authorities announced also 60 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while the number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals increased further to 635.

Alarmed by the infection increases the government is considering to implement the new restrictions that were supposed to be into force form January 3, even before the New Year. The health Minister did not rule out even more measures against the Covid-19.

Official EODY data December 28

Tests in last 24 hours:

PCR: 48,655  RAPID: 507,405

Positivity PCR+RAPID: 3.89%

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,105,885* infections (daily change +2.0%).

*75 infection cases confirmed in the previous days added to EODY data on Tuesday.

In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 195 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,644 to other confirmed cases.

Rolling average 8,791 from 4,507 last week.

Rt 0.96 from 0,93 last week

60 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, brought the total of pandemic victims to 20,557*. Of these, 95.2% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

*1 death from previous days added today.

635 patients are on ventilators in hospitals, from 629 a day earlier. Their median age is 63 years and 60.3% are men. 79.8% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

Of the total in intubation, 540 (85.04%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 95 (14.96%) are fully vaccinated.

3,734 Covid-patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

340 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +17.65%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 324.

The median age of new infections is 38 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).


Stand Dec 27


Partly vaccinated 71.2%

Fully vaccinated 66.7%

Booster shot since Sept 13: 3,242,457

Geographic distribution December 28

Of the 21,657 new coronavirus cases, 14 were detected at the entry gates of the country and 4 among travelers already in Greece.

The remaining cases are:

9,882 Attica (!)

2,665 Thessaloniki (1)

437 Larissa

435 heraklio

412 Achaia

380 Kozani 346 Evia 341 Karsditsa

299 Ioannina 258 Aitoloakarnania 246 Imathia 241 Magnisia

235 Chania 228 Corinth 220 Ssrres 201 Pieria

198 Kavala 194 Fthiotida 191 Florina

187 Ilia 185 Laconia

179 Viotia

Each 177 rhodes, Lesvos

169 Messinia 160 Corfu

156 Pella 155 Evros 152 Trikala

145 Argolida

126 Halkidiki 124 Arta

Each 82 Drama, Rethymno

88 Thesprotia 86 Arcadia 81 Rodopi 80 Kilkis

77 Xanthi
68 Preveza 64 Chios 62 Grevena 61 Lasithi
47 Ikaria 43 Kastoria 41 Lefkada
32 Kefalonia 31 Zakytnhos
29 Kos
Each 18 Kalymnos, Fokida
17 Samos 15 Naxos 13 Syros 11 Tinos
Each 7 Evrytania, Thira
5 Karpathos 4 Thassos
Each 3 Milos, Mykonos, Paros
2 Andros
1 Limnos

935 under investigation

MAP infections per 100,000 population based on last 14 days

Dec 28 same as Dec 27

Dec 27

Dec 26

EODY daily bulletin in Greek here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece on KTG here.

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  1. Wonder if this will change just like the CDC missed counted their counts by 50 freaking percent.

  2. Maybe this is after the free rapid tests… Maybe they picked up a lot of asymptomatic cases, and now those people have had PCR… It would explain such a big increase

    • they don’t pick up people, people go for a test

    • Yes, that makes sense. If people are using the free government self tests this week and test positive but didn’t realize it because they were asymptomatic, and many times, vaccinated . I know people this has happened to!

      But if it’s omicron, we will see in about a week what effects it has. Let’s watch the death and ICU rate in about 7-10 days from now. These should tell us if it’s mild or not.